The University of Southampton
MusicPart of Humanities
Understanding musical worlds. Discover music's role in history, culture and society
Composing the future.  Develop your creative voice
Connecting to communities. Explore music therapy, community music and the music profession

We are among the largest and liveliest music departments in the UK. Our innovative and eclectic curriculum and vibrant research culture create a flourishing environment for studies in performance, composition and musical scholarship of all kinds.

Soundings: Music blog

Explore our blog, run by staff and students in Music at the University of Southampton.

Meet our staff

Our academic staff members specialise in musicology, composition, music technology and performance studies.

  • 27 November 2017

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    Professional Lunchtime Concert Series

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  • 20 April 2017

    New CD Launch with Southampton Music Profe...

    A new CD recording of songs composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan is bein...

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  • 23 February 2017

    Music professor contributes to Grammy winn...

    A classical music album, featuring Southampton Professor of Musical...

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  • 22 February 2017

    Acclaimed Jazz Artist Soweto Kinch to Visi...

    The Department of Music is excited to host one of the UK’s most ori...

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